Bird Barrier Introduces Optical Gel™

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Bird Barrier is proud to introduce a truly innovative product: Bird Barrier Optical Gel. A multisensory deterrent gel that comes in pre-filled dishes ready to be positioned with a small application of silicone.

The UV light spectrum appears as fire to birds.

Birds see the UV light spectrum as fire.

Bird Barrier® Optical Gel™ is GREEN. Its ingredients are on the EPA's Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) list.

Optical Gel is a harmless, non-toxic, low-profile bird repellant that provides a versatile solution to problems where traditional bird control methods may not be applicable. And Optical Gel is green. Its ingredients are included on the EPA’s GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) list, so it is qualified under FIFRA 25(b) exempt ingredients status. The FIFRA 25(b) exemption outlines minimum risk pesticides whose active ingredients are on a specified list, like Optical Gel’s citronella and peppermint oil. These must be the ingredients that destroy or repel pests.

Optical Gel deters all bird species by triggering multiple sensory responses. First, the material emits UV light to make it appear as a flame to approaching birds. They see the flame and avoid the area. At the same time, the ingredients citronella and peppermint oil are offensive to birds, but mild and pleasant to humans. These scents mask the pheromones that birds use to identify their home. For the most stubborn birds, Optical Gel is sticky and will make any perch unpleasant should they choose to touch or stand on the product.

Optical Gel is great for tricky applications where there are few options available, such as window-mounted AC units, roll-up doors, balconies, signs, or nooks and crannies like under a corrugated roof. It is also effective against woodpeckers on vertical surfaces. And it’s a great alternative to mechanical devices that might interfere with moving equipment or access. Optical Gel will also solve problems in areas that are sensitive to electric devices such as refineries or grain processing plants. Optical Gel is ideal for clients that may be opposed to other, more permanent bird control devices.

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Because it is not a mechanical device made of metal or plastic, its life expectancy is between two and four years depending on the weather and other environmental factors.

Installers and facility owners are finding Bird Barrier’s Optical Gel to be a product they can trust, that is fast and easy to install, and in some cases solves problems that other products can’t.

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Ron Richter
Bird Barrier
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